Heriot's Rugby Club

Heriot's Rugby Club, also known as Heriot's FP, is one of Scotland's senior rugby football clubs in the Scottish Rugby Union, whose 1st XV play in the Super 6.

Heriot's Rugby Club
Heriot's Rugby Club (emblem).jpg
UnionScottish Rugby Union
Founded1890; 130 years ago (1890)
LocationEdinburgh, Scotland
Ground(s)Goldenacre (Capacity: 3,000+[1])
PresidentColin “Mel” McCallum
Coach(es)Phil Smith
League(s)Super 6
2018–19Scottish Premiership, 2nd of 10
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

The club's home is Goldenacre in Edinburgh.[2] The rugby club, founded in 1890, was originally intended for former pupils of George Heriot's School, but is now an open club, welcoming rugby fans of all levels.[2]

Player development starts with a highly successful Mini/Midi Section and moves onto the senior levels. The club has coaching staff that are very well respected in Scottish rugby. Heriot's Rugby club are the only Scottish club never to have been relegated from the first division.

The team had the surprising honour of having a player, Chris Fusaro, called for Scotland A for the IRB Nations Cup, in 2010. He was the only amateur player called and it was announced that he was joining Glasgow Warriors.[3]

Current squadEdit

Heriot's Rugby Super 6 squad


  •   Martin Bouab
  •   Struan Cessford
  •   Dan Gamble
  •   Chris Keen
  •   Andrew Nimmo
  •   Josh Scott


  •   Ali Johnston
  •   Michael Liness


  •   Charlie Jupp
  •   Ruairidh Leishman
  •   Callum Marshall
  •   Ronan Seydak
  •   Neil Sinclair

Back row

Scrum halves

  •   Alex Ball
  •   Dan Nutton
  •   Andrew Simmers

Fly halves

  •   Ben Chalmers
  •   Stuart Edwards


  •   Robbie Chalmers
  •   Cameron Hutchison
  •   Ross Jones
  •   Robert Kay
  •   Scott King
  •   Scott Robeson
  •   James Spencer


  •   James Couper
  •   Rory McMichael


  •   Harry Paterson
(c) denotes the team captain, Bold denotes internationally capped players.
* denotes players qualified to play for Scotland on residency or dual nationality.

Edinburgh Rugby players drafted:

Notable playersEdit



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